Southeastern Wrestling News, Notes & Nostalgia for 12-17-08

Bill Behrens


SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 12/17/2008

NEWS and NOTES

Peach State Pandemonium, hosted by Rich Tate and Les Thatcher, along with Tim Dix, will feature discussion on top national and local wrestling news items, beginning at 9:00 PM ET tonight. We will also be previewing the launch of the GWH Radio Network, and will hear from MMA Sunday‘s Ric Gillespie, Shot in the Dark‘s Jimmy Rave, the NoseBleed Section‘s John Cannon and Joey Cowart, and also Dan Masters, from Dan Masters Live, where each will let us know what we can expect from their new programs when they debut in January. This will be the final show of 2008. We will return on January 7.

World Wrestling Entertainment results from the ECW broadcast from Baltimore, MD, on December 16: Matt Hardy over Chavo Guerrero to retain the WWE ECW Heavyweight Title; Finlay over Gavin Spears; and Jack Swagger, John Morrison & the Miz over Ricky Ortiz, Kofi Kingston & CM Punk.

Click here for spoilers from the December 16 SmackDown tapings, to be broadcast on December 19.

The final overall rating for the December 15 edition of WWEâ<80><99>s RAW was 3.3.

Click here for Total Nonstop Action spoilers from Tuesdayâ<80><99>s iMPACT tapings, to be broadcast on January 8.

Ring of Honor will be at the George Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX, on April 3-4 for two events.

Kin Folk Wrestling will be at the National Guard Armory in Pigeon Forge, TN, tonight.

World Wrestling Alliance 4 will be at the WWA4 Pro Wrestling School in Atlanta, GA, tonight.

GWH wishes a happy birthday to Nick â<80>~Eugeneâ<80><99> Dinsmore (1975).

Today in Memoriam: the Great Togo (62, 1973).

Congrats to Shannon Rose, a regular contributor to these reports, for winning the Rising Star of the Week, an honor presented by the Tampa Bay Times. Click here for more.

Bill Simmons has posted a really good article for ESPN on â<80><9c>the Wrestlerâ<80>. Click here for the piece.

Rampage Pro Wrestling results from Johnny G’s Fun Center in Warner Robins, GA, on December 14: Rob Adonis over Ron Stalker. Chip Day defeated RPW Cruiserweight Champion Frankie Valentine (with Charlie Cash) in a non-title match. Genni Wright beat Tracy Taylor via countout. Afterwards, the debuting Melissa Coates continued to dismantle an already injured Tracy. J-Rod beat Sal Rinauro in a Blindfold Match. Micah Taylor beat A.J. Steele, Cru Jones, and Orion Bishop to become the new RPW Heavyweight Champion.

RPW will be at Johnny G’s Fun Center in Warner Robins, GA, on December 21. Advertised: Heavyweight champion Micah Taylor vs. Sal Rinauro. Hot Like Lava vs. A.J. Steele & Chip Day. Oko Nono vs. Kyle Matthews. Sumi Sakai vs. Tracy Taylor. Cruiserweight champion Frankie Valentine vs. J-Rod. Admission is free if at the Fun Center before 2:45, and $5 after 2:45. Bell time is at 4:00.

The Great American Wrestling Federation will be at the Game Room in Hosford, FL, on December 31. Advertised: For the GAWF championship, T-Bolt defends vs. David Young. For the tag championship, Team Awesome, Inc., w/Arms Crowder, defends vs. Cameron Thomas & Kolby Stern. Dark Rage puts the cruiserweight title up in a 6-man gauntlet match. Also advertised: Buff Bagwell, “BTY” Colby Godwin, Ghetto Superstar, Michael Patrick, Aaron Idol, and “Pretty Boy” Donny B. Tickets are $8. Bell time is at 9:00.

The American Wrestling Federation presents “Bad to the Bone” on January 3 at the National Guard Armory in Chipley, FL. Advertised: For the tag championship, “Bullet” Bob & Steve Armstrong w/Dandy Jack defends vs. “Dirty” Larry Brock & “Magnificent” Pedro w/”Krippler” Ken Curtis. For the heavyweight championship, Texas Roughrider defends vs. Luke Goldberg. “Scarface” Terry Ryker & Milo vs. the Untouchables. Tickets are $8. Advance tickets are $7 for adults, $4 for kids 6-12, and free for kids under 6. Bell time is at 8:00. For more information call (850) 638-7183.

Pro Wrestling X presents “New Beginnings” at Boomerz Night Club in Seminole, FL, on January 24. Advertised: For the PWX championship, the Sheik defends vs. Abdullah the Butcher. The Heartbreak Express vs. Brutus “the Barber” Beefcake & Greg “the Hammer” Valentine. Prince Iaukea vs. Steve Madison. Jon Davis vs. Christopher Gray. Tommy Taylor vs. Brad Attitude. Chris Jones vs. Jack Manley. Bruce Santee vs. Francisco Ciatso w/The Double Deuce Social Club. Tickets are $10 general admission. VIP tickets are $15 and includes a picture with Valentine and Beefcake. Doors open at 6:00 and bell time is at 6:30. For more information call (727) 906-5726 or (813) 960-8412.

Pro Wrestling Riot will be at the New Lakes in Regency Park Civic Center in Port Richey, FL, on February 14 as they continue their championship tournaments. Advertised: “the Marquee” Bruce Santee vs. Shawn Osborne w/Ron Niemi. Francisco Ciatso w/Ron Niemi vs. Chris Jones. “Classic” Scott Davis vs. Jaison Moore. “The 8th Deadly Sin” Sideshow vs. Chasyn Rance. Dark City Fight Club w/Ron Niemi vs. the British Lions. The Heartbreak Express w/Amy Vitale vs. Bumz R’ Us. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for kids 13 and under. Advance tickets are $8 for adults, and $4 for kids 13 and under. Bell time is at 8:00.

DISCLAIMER: GWH is not liable for any card changes, cancellations, etc. We can only report what is reported to us. As always, we suggest you check with the promotion within 24 hours to verify information posted here.

NOSTALGIA

DECEMBER 17, 1920 (FRIDAY) â<80>” SAVANNAH, GA â<80>” SAVANNAH MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Max Bauman â<80>” Promoter) > Wladek Zbyszko defeated Charley Cutler

DECEMBER 17, 1934 (MONDAY) â<80>” AVONDALE, GA â<80>” AVONDALE ARENA (Bob Anderson â<80>” Promoter) > Smitty Anderson versus Charlie Harben > Teddy Betts versus Bull Schmidt > John Mauldin versus K.O. Black / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

DECEMBER 17, 1935 (TUESDAY) â<80>” ALBANY, GA â<80>” SUPREME CIRCLE HALL (Frank Bettis â<80>” Promoter) > Harry Nixon and Sammy Miller wrestled to a draw (1-1) > Young Americus defeated Popeye Swenson

DECEMBER 17, 1935 (TUESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA THEATRE (Henry Weber â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Middlekauff versus Pete Schuh > Joe Cox versus Cy Williams > Leo Savage versus Joel Strongbow / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

DECEMBER 17, 1943 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Sammy Friedman â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Elvira Snodgrass defeated Mae Young > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Gladys Gillem defeated Mae Weston > Albert Mills and Jim Coffield wrestled to a draw > John Mauldin defeated Joe Estes / Notes: Elmer Snodgrass managed Elvira Snodgrass.

DECEMBER 17, 1945 (MONDAY) â<80>” SAVANNAH, GA â<80>” SAVANNAH MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Lou Masters, Dick Leonard, and Buster White â<80>” Promoters) > Gypsy Daniels defeated John Cretoria by disqualification > Tommy Londos defeated Vincent Lopez > Ivan Mikaloff defeated Abe Zvonkin

DECEMBER 17, 1948 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jim Coffield & Earl Wampler defeated Nick Carter & Charlie Harben > Johnny Long and Red Roberts wrestled to a draw > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Mae Young defeated Nell Stewart > World Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Herb Welch* defeated Tex Riley / Notes: Charlie Harben substituted for Don McIntyre to team with Nick Carter in the match with Jim Coffield & Earl Wampler. Herb Welch had been the reigning World Junior Heavyweight Champion as recognized by the Nashville, TN, office since he defeated the Green Shadow on July 6, 1948, in Nashville, TN.

DECEMBER 17, 1954 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny Harmon defeated Ivan Petroff > Tommy Oâ<80><99>Toole defeated Eddie Gossett > El Toro defeated Pierre DeGaulle > Texas Death Loser Leaves Match: Jerry Graham defeated Chief Big Heart / Notes: Despite the stipulation in the match between Jerry Graham and Chief Big Heart, Big Heart remained wrestling and did not leave. It is unclear as to how this was done.

DECEMBER 17, 1963 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Luke Graham defeated Killer Kosti > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Betty Ann Spencer defeated Sweet Georgia Brown > Billy & Bad Boy Hines defeated Greg Peterson & Marco Polo

DECEMBER 17, 1965 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Boyer and Silento Rodriguez wrestled to a draw > Dutch Savage defeated Billy Hines > Chief Little Eagle defeated Chin Lee > Dale Lewis defeated the Mighty Jumbo > Ken Hollis & Mike Paidousis defeated Eric & Karl Von Brauner > Lights Out Match: Saul Weingeroff defeated Mario Galento / Notes: Saul Weingeroff managed Eric & Karl Von Brauner. The stipulation stated that Mario Galento had to pin Saul Weingeroff twice within twenty minutes in order to be declared the winner, but he failed to do so, as the Von Brauners got away with outside interference as the referee was distracted.

DECEMBER 17, 1966 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WAII STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Lars Anderson defeated Jack Bence > Enrique & Ramon Torres defeated Chico Cortez & Eric Von Brauner > Buddy Fuller & Sputnik Monroe defeated Joe Kono & Red Roberts / Notes: This was for the â<80><9c>Live Atlanta Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Ed Capral.

DECEMBER 17, 1968 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pepe Gomez and Corsica Jean wrestled to a draw > Seiji Sakaguchi & Oki Shikina defeated Bobby Hart & Bob Boyer > Lumberjack Match: Bill Dromo defeated Dale Lewis by disqualification > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: the Professional* defeated Johnny Valentine / Notes: The Professional had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Johnny Valentine on December 6, 1968, in Atlanta.

DECEMBER 17, 1971 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Kubla Khan defeated Joe Turco > Dick Steinborn and Roberto Soto wrestled to a draw > Klondike Bill defeated Oki Shikina > Bill Dromo, Bob Armstrong & Jimmy Dancing Bear defeated Flash Monroe, Karl Von Stroheim & Mr. X > El Mongol defeated Buddy Colt by disqualification > Georgia Tag Team Title Match (No DQ / No TL): Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller defeated the Assassins* to win title / Notes: Paul Jones was the special referee for the match between Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller and the Assassins. The Assassins had been the reigning Georgia Tag Team Champions since they defeated Bill Dromo & Bob Armstrong in a tournament final on November 26, 1971, in Atlanta. It was announced that in January 1972, a tournament would be held for the new Brass Knucks Title. Klondike Bill participated in an autograph session for fans.

DECEMBER 17, 1973 (MONDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rasputin defeated Rick Ferrara > Rufus R. Jones defeated Sardo the Great > Robert Fuller & Tom Jones defeated the Samoans > Les Thatcher defeated Bobby Shane > Rufus R. Jones & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Luke Graham & Gorgeous George, Jr. > Southeastern Tag Team Title Match (DQ Rule Waived / No TL): Bob Armstrong & Roberto Soto defeated the Super Infernos* by disqualification to win title / Notes: Gary Hart managed Rasputin & the Samoans. J.C. Dykes managed the Super Infernos.

DECEMBER 17, 1974 (TUESDAY) â<80>” ALBANY, GA â<80>” ALLISONâ<80><99>S SKATING RINK [P] (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Steve Keirn versus Mark Starr > Derrell Cochran versus Joe Turco > Roberto Soto versus Bob Orton, Jr. > Ken Patera versus Assassin #2 > Roger Kirby & Billy Spears versus Danny Little Bear & Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Rock Hunter managed Assassin #2. Bearcat Wright managed Roger Kirby.

DECEMBER 17, 1974 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jimmy Golden defeated Man Mountain Blackwell > Robert Fuller defeated Bill Miller > The Mighty Yankees defeated Pat Barrett & Bill Dromo > Ron Garvin and Ricky Gibson wrestled to a draw > Jack Brisco & Rocky Johnson defeated Buddy Colt & Bearcat Wright by disqualification / Notes: Jimmy Garvin managed Ron Garvin. Bearcat Wright managed Buddy Colt. J.C. Dykes managed the Mighty Yankees.

DECEMBER 17, 1976 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Raymond Rougeau and Bill Howard wrestled to a draw > Tony Parisi defeated Two-Ton Harris > Killer Brooks defeated Frankie Lane > Bill Watts defeated the Mongolian Stomper > Thunderbolt Patterson & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Ole & Gene Anderson by disqualification > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated Dick Slater* by disqualification / Notes: J.J. Dillon managed the Mongolian Stomper.

DECEMBER 17, 1977 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Armstrong defeated Butch Malone > Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Randy Savage > Dick Slater & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Jim Dalton & Jim Kent > Tony Atlas defeated Abdul Zataar > Tape: Don Jarman versus Abdullah the Butcher > Ole Anderson & Jacques Goulet defeated Charlie Cook & Bill Irwin / Notes: This was taped for the â<80><9c>Georgia Championship Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Gordon Solie.

DECEMBER 17, 1977 (SATURDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Oates versus Jerry Stubbs > Raymond Rougeau versus Abdul Zataar > Tommy Rich versus Jim Dalton > Ernie Ladd & Tony Atlas versus Ole Anderson & Jacques Goulet > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Stan Hansen* versus Dick Slater / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

DECEMBER 17, 1978 (SUNDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ted Oates versus the Challenger > Jerry Oates versus Larry Latham > Rufus R. Jones & Bugsy McGraw versus Kurt Von Hess & King Kong Mosca > Tommy Rich versus Stan Hansen > Columbus Heavyweight Title Match: Ole Anderson* versus Bob Armstrong > Georgia Television Title Match: Thunderbolt Patterson* versus Ernie Ladd > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: the Masked Superstar* versus Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

DECEMBER 17, 1979 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Kevin Sullivan defeated Tom Shaft > Ray Candy versus Killer Khan > Austin Idol defeated Chick Donovan > Tommy Rich versus the Masked Superstar > Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff defeated Ole Anderson & Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: Ray Candy and Killer Khan were scheduled to wrestle each other, as were Tommy Rich and the Masked Superstar, but no results were reported after the card. Gorgeous George, Jr., managed Killer Khan.

DECEMBER 17, 1983 (SATURDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” RICHMOND COUNTY CIVIC CENTER (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pat Rose versus Mike Jackson > Bob Roop versus Ron Garvin > NWA World Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Les Thornton* versus Tommy Rogers > National Heavyweight Title Match: Ted DiBiase* versus Pez Whatley > Street Fight Match: Paul Ellering & the Road Warriors versus Tommy Rich, Brett & Buzz Sawyer / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Paul Ellering managed the Road Warriors.

The information compiled within our daily reports are through the efforts of various contributors, including, but not limited to, Rich Tate, Larry Goodman, Chuck Thornton, Brian Waits, Don Luce, Brian Slack, Fred Hornby, Thomas Bugg, J Michael Kenyon, Steve Yohe, David Williamson, Becky Taylor, John Cannon, Mike Norris, Bobby Simmons, Les Thatcher, Crimson Mask, Dan Masters, Tim Dix, Tim Dills, Jimmie Daniel, Gene Restaino, Shannon Rose, Alan Wojcik, Devin Cutting, and Richard Oâ<80><99>Sullivan.

â<80>” GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com

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